The Incredible Edible project is an urban gardening project which was started in 2008 by Pamela Warhurst , Mary Clear and a group of people in Todmorden , West Yorkshire , England. [1] [2] The project aims to bring people together through actions around local food , helping to change behavior towards the environment and to build a more resilient world. In some cases, it is also important to have the groups become self-sufficient in food production.

Incredible Edible Movement

Since its conception, the Incredible Edible Ethnicity in the UK and more than 700 worldwide. In 2008 to help sustain existing groups and continue to inspire new members in the UK, the Incredible Edible Network was launched with Pam Warhurst as its chair and Tanya Wall, as its operational lead.

In the UK, these groups‘ collective success has begun to directly influence decision-makers both on a national and local level. In response, the network has evolved from a resource for a fully fledged movement, simply known as Incredible Edible. [3]


„At first, we had trouble getting people to help themselves, because we’re from a country where people say, ‚Get off my land‘, so we had to tell people it was OK …. nearly 50% said it had had a positive impact on their income. “ [4] – Mary Clear

In 2009, Prince Charles visited the Incredible Edible Todmorden project in support. [5] The group meets regularly at Todmorden Unitarian Church and manages plantings and other food producing projects throughout the town.


  1. Jump up^ Paull, John (2011)“Incredible Edible Todmorden: Eating the Street“, Farming Matters, 27 (3): 28-29.
  2. Jump up^ Paull, John (2013)“Please Pick Me“ – How Incredible Edible Todmorden is repurposing the commons for open source food and agricultural biodiversity, In J. Franzo, D. Hunter, T. Borelli & F. Mattei (Eds. ). Diversifying Foods and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health. Oxford: Earthscan, Routledge, pp.336-345.
  3. Jump up^ „Incredible Edible“ .
  4. Jump up^ Fox, Killian (18 February 2012). „Incredible Edible ‚ “ . London: The Guardian . Retrieved 26 August 2012 .
  5. Jump up^ „Incredible … it’s a national breakthrough as Tod representatives meet Prince Charles“ . Retrieved 26 August 2012 .